Lincolnshire - Parts of Kesteven

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LINCOLNSHIRE - PARTS OF KESTEVEN

Incorporated into : 1974 Lincolnshire

Arms (crest) of Lincolnshire - Parts of Kesteven

Official blazon

Arms : Vert on a Pale Ermine an Oak Tree eradicated proper.
Crest : On a Wreath Argent and Vert a Heron in the beak a Pike proper.
Supporters : On the dexter side a Roman Legionary and on the sinister side a Lincolnshire Poacher of the early nineteenth century both proper.
Motto: 'PERSEVERANTIA VINCIT' - Perseverance succeeds.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1950.

The green shield bears an ermine pale, representing the Roman Ermine Street which runs the length of Kesteven. This charged with an oak tree for the ancient forests of the County.

The crest shows a Heron with a pike in its beak, for the area's varied wildlife.

The dexter supporter is a Roman soldier, a reminder of the many Roman antiquities of the County. The sinister supporter is a poacher. He recalls the Famous song The Lincolnshire Poacher, an unofficial anthem of the County.


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Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones.